Carleton University will welcome Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, as she presents the 2019 Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Indigenous Environmental Justice, Knowledge and Law.

The annual lecture is presented by the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA).

When: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Second Floor Conference Rooms, Richcraft Building, Carleton University
Info: Registration is required for this event. A campus map is available online.

Media are invited to attend the event.

This lecture will explore ideas for advancing environmental justice through engaging with Indigenous intellectual and legal traditions, and the potential for a renewed vision for achieving justice.

In this talk, McGregor will highlight the philosophy referred to by the Anishinabek as mino-naadmodzawin (“living well” or the “good life.”) The philosophy considers the critical importance of mutually respectful and beneficial relationships – not only among peoples, but also among all our relations.  Mino-naadmodzawin provides a foundation for a standard of conduct that will be required if society is to begin engaging in appropriate relationships with all of creation, thereby establishing a sustainable and just world.

The lecture will be preceded by a reception.

About Deborah McGregor

McGregor is an associate professor at York University’s Osgoode Hall and is cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on Indigenous knowledge systems and their applications in diverse contexts, including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, forest policy and management, and sustainable development.

Prior to Osgoode, McGregor was an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Geography. She also served as director of the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives and the Aboriginal Studies program. She has worked as a senior policy adviser of Aboriginal Relations at Environment Canada for the Ontario region. McGregor is involved in a variety of Indigenous communities, serving as an adviser and continuing to engage in community-based research and initiatives. McGregor is Anishinaabe from Whitefish River First Nation in Birch Island, Ont.

About the Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Indigenous Policy

The Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture is an annual event that examines a wide range of policy issues, cases, models and tools related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada. The annual lecture honours the former FPA dean’s deep commitment to the sustainability of Indigenous communities through public policy and citizen engagement.

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